We all have an inner child which lives within us. The child loves to play, be spontaneous and have fun. As adults we are often so busy with our lives that we forget or dismiss this important part of ourselves. The child likes to feel safe and be nurtured. You can do this by finding out what activities you find enjoyable, fun or nurturing. Perhaps it's crafts or gardening? A hot bath and time to enjoy it may be the answer for you Certain people are good to be with as you feel uplifted when you see them. Certain places too can be uplifting and nurturing, feeding you and your inner child. Time on your own when you can connect to your core self, the person, is important. otherwise we look track of who we are. I enjoy going to the beach as I find it soothing. Building sand castles is also fun. Using the swings at a local park or the sea-saw is fun for your inner child as well. A simple walk in the park can be enough to feed your child within. When your child feels scared, reassurance is needed from your adult self. Creating a wise person to come in within your mind to nurture and protect your inner child can help. You can then gain a perspective on your current situation and give a more reasoned response.
It's said that perception is projection. In other words, what you see as your reality is what you experience and project out in to the world. That's determined by your upbringing, schooling, society in general and your life experiences, what is also called the socialization process by some. Yet, this is only a fragment of who we are. Whilst we need to walk our walk on the earth I feel it's important not to loose sight of the bigger picture of who we really are. The essence of our being which gave birth to the creative idea of living here now through a physical body to learn and grow. We all need to walk in balance between the physical and spiritual side of our nature, what is called the middle path. This isn't easy in a world that demands full co-operation on all things material! Indeed, finding time to just be for many people seems like a luxury. It actually isn't as time alone is essential for good health and well-being. Again it's back to perception. If you perceive you don't have any time as that's perhaps the way you have always seen it, that's what you will experience. By changing our mind-set and starting to believe in another reality in our lives we can make changes for the better.
We work with intention every day even if we are unaware of it. The universe sees what we mean rather than what we say. This can be a good thing given we sometimes say what we don't really mean! Even if we don't make a decision there is the intention of not making one perhaps with a hidden agenda beneath it masking what we really want to happen but are afraid to ask. This often results in things happening we don't actually want as we didn't take responsibility for being in the driving seat of our lives. At least it can show you what you don't want and point you in the direction of what you do want! It is however frustrating for other people who have to guess what you mean and want! Even if you did ask and they said no to your request at least you can then look for another avenue to get your needs met. It saves a lot of time. Clear communication can also help relationships work on an honest level building trust.
Ankhra Laan-Ra. Glasgow based Well-being and Fitness Coach.